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OK.  Enough of the "rabbinical discussion".  

Here is some real meat.  Kosher or not, this is a link to the National Park
Service, Technical Preservation Services, Brief Number 39, "Holding the Line
Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings"
http://www2.cr.nps.gov/tps/briefs/brief39.htm.  If this is not enough, look
at the references.  You can also get in touch with Munteers.  They provide
heavy duty industrial dehumidifiers.  

For ANY repair of existing structures, a search on the National Park
Services http://www2.cr.nps.gov/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm should be the first
source of reference.  It is a great compilation of work on existing and
historic structures.  The NPS has done more than anyone.  They have seen
what has worked and what has not worked.  

I have repaired many structures with moisture / mold problems.  It is best
to work up a suite of potential solutions.  Put costs to each solution with
a list of pros and cons.  

Regards,
Harold O. Sprague

-----Original Message-----
From: jccpc [mailto:jccpc(--nospam--at)msn.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 9:05 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Mold Remediation

There's a lot of rabbinical discussion on what this mold (these molds)
actually is (were). Given there is NO technical expertise in these
discussions at all, they're also pretty interesting, particularly with the
methods of deduction used.

Personally, to me, most of it sounds like dry vs. wet rot. The methods of
remediation are pretty good, though, given the economy and knowledge of the
time (zilch). Also strongly suggests a heavy bureaucracy. Who today would
allow a government to destroy and remove the pieces and contents of their
home outside the limits just because of a piece of bad wood?

James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC
http://expertpages.com/jccpc



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